Henry Hartsfield in 1979.
Henry Warren "Hank" Hartsfield, Jr. (November 21, 1933 – July 17, 2014) was an American NASA astronaut and test pilot. He was also a United States Air Force officer and astronaut. He spent over 480 hours in space. He was best known for being on board the Space Shuttle Columbia. He was also a commander for the Discovery and Challenger missions.
Hartsfield was born in Birmingham, Alabama. He was married and had two daughters.
Hartsfield died from problems caused by back surgery on July 17, 2014 in Houston, aged 80.
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The crew of STS-41-D in orbit aboard Discovery. Hartsfield is at the lower center.
"President Ronald Reagan chats with NASA astronauts Henry Hartsfield and Thomas Mattingly on the runway as first lady Nancy Reagan scans the nose of space shuttle Columbia following its Independence Day landing at Edwards Air Force Base on July 4, 1982."
Columbia astronauts Thomas K. Mattingly and Pilot Henry W. Hartsfield salute President Ronald Reagan, standing beside his wife, Nancy, upon landing in 1982.